Neurorehabilitation

Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute

Improve Movement and Communication

LSVT® therapies help patients manage Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions

Saint Luke's Neurorehabilitation

We help patients return to normal living through the latest rehabilitative therapies.

Advanced care during and after
hospitalization

The neurorehabilitation programs at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute are designed to help patients return to the highest level of function following stroke, surgery, brain or spinal cord injury, or other debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cancer.

Our team of experts includes physiatrists (physicians board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation); other physician specialists; certified rehabilitation nurses; wound care nurses; and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. The team helps manage patient recovery through a personalized treatment plan designed around our continuum of services, including:

  • Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit: Our physical medicine physicians examine hospitalized patients 6 days a week and are on-call 24/7. And patients begin therapy 24 to 36 hours after experiencing neurological trauma – often while they're still in the ICU. Evidence shows this early intervention sets the stage for the best outcomes. Saint Luke’s consistently ranks above the national average for discharging patients directly home rather than them having to go to another facility for additional rehab. We treat more than 1,000 stroke patients every year, with more than 80 percent discharged directly home. Our specialized inpatient units are available at Saint Luke's Hospital, Saint Luke’s North Hospital–Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park.
  • Day Rehabilitation Program: Saint Luke’s Day Rehabilitation Program helps bridge patients from inpatient or home-based therapy to outpatient therapy. Therapists and patients use simulated and community-based activities to practice specific tasks, including grocery shopping, household chores, and navigating different environments. If returning to work is the goal, therapists may accompany a patient to the workplace and make recommendations to adapt the patient’s work station to his or her specific needs.
  • Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic: Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide specialized rehabilitation for neurology and neurosurgery patients through our Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic.The team has advanced training, certification, and experience caring for stroke and surgery patients – and has all the advanced equipment needed to help patients regain function and independence.
  • Caregiver Training Program: Following a patient’s return home, caregivers are key to a patient’s continued recovery. That’s why we offer our Caregiver Training Program. Before discharge, our team ensures that caregivers are properly trained to provide assistance a patient might need. This includes educating caregivers about proper techniques and assistive devices, potential household hazards, and additional resources.
  • Stroke Support Group: Our free Stroke Support Groups meet monthly at Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke's East Hospital to hear from guest speakers. Meetings also include open discussion among stroke survivors and caregivers. Register online or by calling Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.